Symbiotic Schoolyard

Taking a Local Conservation Approach National: Meet Symbiotic Schoolyard, the new science unit you’ll want in your middle schoolers’ classrooms. Janneke Petersen is looking to spark a nationwide movement of middle school science teachers restoring biodiversity in their schoolyards with their students. Keep reading to learn how you can get involved. By Grace Hassler Est. …

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Michelle Alfandari: Game Changer

Celebrating Michelle Alfandari’s Remarkable Journey to Biodiversity Champion and the Evolution of Homegrown National Park By Doug Tallamy Est. Read Time: 5 minutes This December, four years after Michelle Alfandari began to build Homegrown National Park as a nonprofit, conceiving its flagship biodiversity map, recruiting its first board members, seeking and hiring our IT consultants, …

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The Inspiring Tale of Elwha’s Dam Removal and Biodiversity Resurgence

Est. Read Time: 4 minutes We are honored to highlight a new, unique entry on the HNP Biodiversity MAP – the Aldwell Reservoir area of the Elwha Revegetation Project in Port Angeles, WA. This remarkable project represents approximately 270 acres of restored native habitat, helping to bring an incredible ecosystem back to life. It all …

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Blending Farm, Art and Habitat | Michelle and Nathaniel in Baltimore, OH

Michelle and Nathaniel Stitzlein are both artists who are inspired by nature. They converted a former grange hall into their home / art studio and then set about turning several acres of parking area and farmland into a native habitat paradise. Michelle considers their home to be a “permanent artist residency”. They were able to …

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Designing a Small Meadow Garden with Commonly-Available Native Plants – Benjamin Vogt

Finding the Right Native Plants It’s easy to be overwhelmed at the nursery shopping for new plants, especially when you want to create a wildlife habitat. And plant tags seldom provide enough or even the right information to make informed decisions suitable for our specific site conditions. For example, a plant tag will discuss light …

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